6 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) China--Social life and customs.

  1. Hayes, Hollister, and Kelman families papers, 1826-2012

    6,000 items ; 21 containers ; 8.2 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Correspondence, diaries, memoirs, lectures and sermons, genealogical material, and printed matter pertaining chiefly to members of the Hayes family and their careers as Presbyterian missionaries in China. Includes papers of Margaret Hayes Hollister; her parents, John David Hayes and Barbara Monteath Kelman Hayes; her paternal grandparents, W. M. Hayes and Margaret Young Hayes; her maternal...

  2. John Adams Kingsbury papers, 1841-1966

    57,400 items ; 165 containers ; 65.5 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Social worker and social reformer. Includes correspondence, journals and diaries, family papers, autobiographical material, travel notes, manuscripts of Kingsbury's books, speeches and articles, news releases, legal and financial papers and documents his activities as a social reformer and public health advocate such as his efforts to improve the conditions of public institutions in New York and...

  3. Stacy Conrad Farrior family papers, 1907-1949

    1,050 items ; 3 containers ; 1.2 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Presbyterian missionary. Correspondence and miscellaneous papers relating to Farrior's missionary work in China and daily life of his family.

  4. Eleanor Lord Pray papers, 1894-1975

    3,800 items ; 11 containers ; 4.4 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Member of a New England merchant family living in Vladivostok, Russia. Primarily letters written and received by Pray. Letters describe daily life, the city and its surroundings, and historic events.

  5. Jonathan D. Meredith papers, 1795-1859

    9,000 items ; 15 containers plus 1 oversize ; 6 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Lawyer, army officer, and businessman of Baltimore, Md. Family and general correspondence, legal files, financial papers, and other material relating chiefly to Meredith's associations with the Savings Bank of Baltimore and the Bank of the United States; the War of 1812; impeachment proceedings against James Hawkins Peck; shipping and trade with Europe and South America; and settlement of the...

  6. Sara L. M. Davis collection on Tai Lüe culture, 1997-2005

    5 linear feet (6 boxes) ; including 17 folders of manuscripts (est. 400 pp.), 25 folders of graphic images (1,166 images), 74 sound recordings, 19 video recordings, and 31 artifacts. Total approximately 1690 items.. -- Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of ethnographic field recordings, photographs, and manuscripts documenting Tai Lüe religious rituals; oral narrative traditions; popular songs; poetry; performances for tourists; interviews with poets and singers; and some local audio and video recordings collected in Sipsongpanna (Xishuangbanna), Yunnan Province, China, by anthropologist Sara L. M. Davis from 1997 to 2005 for her...